July 24, 2000 |
It was far more than a trip down memory lane when 32 dancers spoke about their lives in "The Horse's Mouth Greets the New Millennium" Saturday at the Japan America Theatre. Sure, every 90-second anecdote in this "live documentary" created by Tina Croll and James Cunningham revealed an interesting part of the dancers' lives, sometimes hilariously, sometimes touchingly. We got to know, appreciate and embrace them more and in a different way than when they danced later.
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August 10, 1989 |
It was Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata's chance stroll down a Beverly Hills street last year that eventually put investigators on the path of a major art forger, Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner said Wednesday. Popping into the Carol Lawrence Galleries, relatives walking with Yamagata noticed that several of his miniature watercolors were hung on the walls. They immediately summoned the artist, who had been standing outside. "Mr.
January 9, 2000
MOVIES "My Dog Skip," a coming-of-age story based on Willie Morris' best-selling memoir, set in Yazoo City, Miss., in 1942, stars Frankie Muniz as a shy, lonely boy who receives a puppy for his ninth birthday, just as his hometown is about to be transformed by World War II. With Diane Lane and Kevin Bacon. Opens wide Friday.
May 5, 1991 |
Donna Mills and Jack Scalia recently completed the movie "Runaway Father" for future broadcast on CBS. The drama was adapted from the novel by Richard Rashke, based on the true story of a woman and her three daughters and their 17-year search for the man who deserted them. Turner Broadcasting System Inc. recently unveiled plans for The Airport Channel, a national television news service that will deliver live programing to airline terminals across the country.
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May 21, 2004 |
June Carroll, a lyricist and singer best known for appearing in the hit Broadway musical revue "New Faces of 1952," for which she co-wrote many of the songs, has died. She was 86. Carroll died Sunday of complications from Parkinson's disease in a nursing home in Culver City, said her daughter, Sydney Swire. In "New Faces of 1952," primarily a collection of sketches, songs and dances, Carroll sang two of her own tunes, "Love is a Simple Thing" and "Penny Candy."
September 11, 2002 |
David Hare's "Amy's View" takes a panoramic look at a 16-year span in the lives of its characters and an indirect glimpse at cultural changes in England between 1979 and 1995. But it feels surprisingly detailed and solid, without the sketchy quality that often afflicts plays that attempt to cover so much in less than three hours.
March 11, 1988 |
It seems relatively tranquil in Garden Grove's Schullerland as yet another "The Glory of Easter" sin-and-salvation spectacle opens tonight at the Crystal Cathedral. Back again is a Passion play staged with all the reverence and technical razzle-dazzle that $1 million and 150 volunteer extras, assorted lambs, camels and tigers can muster.
June 18, 2002 |
Arguably the best score ever written for an extended midlife crisis, Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" practically invented a new entertainment form when it stunned Broadway in 1971. Call it "musical tragicomedy." That's not as paradoxical as it sounds, because the emotional trials and tribulations of this melancholy show's four post-menopausal main characters, lightened by Sondheim's mordant wit and peerless craftsmanship, make "Follies" a marvelous contradiction: an invigorating bummer.
March 14, 1988 |
It doesn't take long for Christ to effect his first miracle in "The Glory of Easter": Not 10 seconds after taking center stage, he has raised a little girl from the dead and sent her running into the arms of her beaming parents while the organs rumble. That precedent set, the Crystal Cathedral can get on with the story. There's a lot of Passion Play to condense into 90 minutes, and a lot of startling special effects, too.
March 9, 1990 |
Something was cookin' at the cast party for American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday night. And it wasn't the rumaki nouveau being whipped up at Scott's Seafood Grill and Bar. It was the undercurrent, the something-in-the-air that said a biggie is brewing at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Could it concern Henry Segerstrom (managing partner of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, owner of South Coast Plaza)?